Alex Hritcu     
      Alex Hritcu

Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Walled Lake Central

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210




Decathlon 7,112
Heptathlon (indoor) 4,968
Pentathlon (indoor) 3,791

Decathlon event PRs
100 11.08
Long jump 22-10 (6.96)
Shot put 44-11 1/2 (13.70)
High jump 6-4 1/4 (1.94)
400 49.30
110 hurdles 14.91
Discus 144-10 (44.15)
Pole vault 13-4 1/4 (4.07)
Javelin 159-4 (48.58)
1,500 4:37.74
First day PR 3,766
Second day PR 3,346

SEC Results-Indoor
2002-Pentathlon 3,791 (7th)
2003-Pentathlon 3,727 (8th)
2004-Heptathlon 4,438 (9th)

SEC Results-Outdoor
2001-Decathlon 6,969 (5th)
2003-Decathlon 7,044 (8th) 2004-Decathlon DNF


2004 Outdoor: Pronunciation- Her-its-CUE. Major- Urban studies. Reached his season-best decathlon score of 7,043 to earn fourth place at the Sea Ray Relays (April 8) ... Cleared his lifetime-best bar of 13-4 1/4 during the Sea Ray Relays decathlon ... Sea Ray score of 7,043 surpassed NCAA provisional-qualifying mark ... Member of Tennessee's SEC travel squad ... Competed through the first four events of the SEC decathlon before pulling up during the 400, the last event of the first day.

2004 Indoor: Finished sixth with a season-best heptathlon score of 4,968 at the Clemson heptathlon (Jan. 31) ... Competed in the SEC heptathlon, finishing ninth with 4,438 points despite no heighting in the pole vault ... Bounced back after his pole vault disappointment at SECs to race to a season-best 2:46.81 finish in the 1,000 to cap the heptathlon.

2003 Outdoor: Accumulated 7,044 points, a provisional qualifier, to earn eighth at the SEC decathlon ... At the SECs, posted a decathlon PR in the 110 hurdles (14.91w) and 1,500 (4:37.74) and season bests in the long jump (22-9), shot put (43-8 1/2), discus (141-6) and pole vault (13-1 1/2) ... Scratched from the Sea Ray Relays decathlon following the first day as a precautionary measure brought on by poor weather conditions ... Stood sixth with 3,496 points after the first five events at Sea Ray ... Competed in three events at the Knoxville Invitational -- 110 hurdles (15.44, a wind-legal season best), discus (131-0) and javelin (138-10).

2003 Indoor: Pentathlon efforts helped Vols repeat as the collegiate indoor multievent champions for two-, three-, four- and five-man teams ... Posted his season-best score of 3,727 to earn eighth at the SEC pentathlon ... Finished fourth in a lifetime-best 2:42.49 in the SEC pentathlon-capping 1,000 and sixth in the SEC pentathlon shot put (42-6 3/4) ... Tallied 3,552 points to nab seventh at Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational pentathlon ... Opened the indoor season with a second-place, 12-10 clearance in the decathlete section of the pole vault and a fifth-place, 43-5 3/4 shot put heave in the Tennessee All-Comers Meet.

2002 Outdoor: Redshirted ... Slowed by injury most of the outdoor season ... Posted his lifetime-best score of 7,112 in the first meet of the season at USC's Trojan Classic Decathlon ... Hritcu's score lacked just 38 points from reaching the provisional barrier ... Chalked up decathlon PRs in the long jump (22-10), pole vault (13-3 1/2) and javelin (159-4).

2002 Indoor: Contributed his lifetime-best pentathlon score of 3,791 to get on the scoreboard in seventh place at the SEC indoors ... At the SECs, Hritcu posted PRs in the 60 hurdles (8.52), shot put (44-11 3/4) and 1,000 (2:47.50) ... Took fourth in Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational pentathlon with a score of 3,676.

2001 Outdoor: Hritcu's decathlon training coalesced into a strong showing at the SEC outdoors and Sea Ray Relays ... Contributed points to the SEC outdoor title with his fifth-place, personal-best 6,969-point effort in only his second collegiate decathlon in Columbia, S.C. (May 11) ... The true freshman's career-best performance kicked in four points to the Vol decathletes' 18-point offering in the title run at the SEC Outdoors.

2001 Indoor: Squad member.


Was the top-ranked returning high school decathlete entering the 2000 season ... State qualifier and medalist from 1998-00 ... Named all-state in the 200, 400 (second place), long jump and 4x400 relay ... Earned all-league, all-county and all-area honors in the 100, 200, 400, high jump and long jump ... Best high school decathlon score is 6,437.



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